Who is Tina Moore? Wife of Bobby Moore played by Michelle Keegan in ITV drama Tina & Bobby
5th August 2020

AT the height of his career, Bobby Moore was one of the most famous football players in the world.

And you know what they say: 'behind every great man is a great woman'. Cue Tina Moore.

Who is Tina Moore?

Londoner Tina Moore was born Christina Dean.

Tina, now 75, was an ordinary young woman before she fell West Ham player Bobby Moore.

These days Tina is in a long-term relationship with Irish bar owner Steve Duggan, who she met over a decade ago.

The ITV series Tina and Bobby, starring Michelle Keegan, is based on Tina's book, Bobby Moore: By The Person Who Knew Him Best.

She was also on hand before the show started filming as a script consultant and met with Michelle to help her get into character with tips and stories from her life.

How did Tina and Bobby Moore meet?

Tina Moore was 15 when she first met Bobby Moore, at the time he was playing for West Ham and earning £8 per week.

The pair were both out dancing at Ilford's Palais nightclub when Bobby asked Tina to slow dance with him to romantic classic Blue Moon.

He continued to pursue her and, even though she stood him up on their first date, refused to give up claiming that he had fallen instantly in love with her.

In a recent interview with the Radio Times, Tina said: "I wasn't overly impressed at first.

"He wasn't quite handsome, but he was good-looking, and charm personified… He never changed – always protective of myself and the children."

When were Tina and Bobby Moore married?

His hard work and perseverance paid off and they were married four years later on June 30, 1960, by this time Bobby was captain of West Ham.

Tina, ever fashion-conscious, wore a long white gown with a sheer lace overlay along with an orange bouquet of flowers.

Following the wedding, the couple moved to a modest three-bedroom home in Gants Hill, Essex, costing £3,850.

How was married life for Tina and Bobby Moore?

the achievements kept rolling in for the couple as Bobby was asked at captain the England team for the first time in May 1963 and two years later Tina would give birth to their first child Roberta, born in 1965.

In a recent interview with The Sun Online Tina spoke about what is was like for Bobby during that epic World Cup win in 1966.

She said: “Bobby had overcome cancer and there he was holding up the cup at the peak of his beauty and his footballing power.

“The whole of England was cheering for him. It was too much to take in.

“I remember Bobby walking up the steps to receive the trophy wiping his hands. That was typical of him.

“He wouldn’t have wanted to have sullied the Queen’s gloves. I was so proud of him. He was my world.”

Bobby's paycheck doubled and before long they moved into a more luxurious Georgian mansion in Chigwell.

How did Tina and Bobby Moore's relationship end?

The couple separated after 25 years of marriage after Tina found out Bobby had been having an affair with air hostess Stephanie Parlane.

"I was flabbergasted. The separation was horrendous," Tina admitted in a recent interview.

"But it was ten years before I stopped being in love with him."

He eventually married Stephanie, nine years his junior, in 1991 but passed away from bowel cancer just two years later in 1993 aged 51.

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